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FN Fan Bites: Duff at the OC Fair, Cat’s Children’s Book and Bobby’s New Line

by in Food Network Chef, June 7th, 2011

duff goldman
Duff Goldman will be featured at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, Calif. on July 21 as part of the “Let’s Eat!” culinary event series. Duff will share his artisan decorating tips for creating spectacular cakes like he does on Ace of Cakes. The series is free with fair admission and will be followed up by a Q&A and autograph signing. For more information, please visit OCfair.com.

Cat Cora has written A Suitcase Surprise for Mommy, a children’s book to help her children, as well as others deal with the times their loved ones are away on business. Cat says that when she travels, she often takes a toy from home along with her so her sons know she is thinking of them. This idea was the inspiration for her book, which is in stores now.

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Recipe of the Day: Chicken Salad Pita With Baba Ghanoush

by in Recipes, June 7th, 2011

chicken salad pita with baba ghanoush

Leftover grilled chicken and store-bought baba ghanoush is used to make this flavorful Mediterranean-style sandwich in a flash. What’s baba ghanoush you say? It’s a savory salad made with grilled eggplant, garlic, tahini and other seasonings. Even though this is a sandwich, the combination of chicken, eggplant, cucumbers, tomatoes and pita bread make for a filling meal either for lunch or dinner.

Editor’s note: If your supermarket doesn’t carry pre-made baba ghanoush, try an olive tapenade spread or watch Alton Brown make it and try his recipe.

Get the recipe: Chicken Salad Pita With Baba Ghanoush

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Three Ways to Use: Ice Cream Cones

by in Recipes, June 6th, 2011

banana cream pie
Every month, Food Network Magazine puts three chefs from Food Network Kitchens to the test: create three new recipes made with common supermarket products like pretzels and frozen curly fries.

Have leftover or cracked ice cream cones? This month, Ashley Archer, Jay Brooks and Bob Hoebee are tackling and transforming the cone-shaped pastry into pies, crumbles and more. All of the recipes below use sugar cones, which are crunchy and have a sweet brown sugar flavor.

Recipe: Banana Cream Pie (pictured above)
Ashley says: “This crust is a great use for cracked or broken ice cream cones!”

The remaining two recipes, plus vote for your favorite »

Recipe of the Day: Chipotle Corn Burger

by in Recipes, June 6th, 2011

chipotle corn burger
Move over ketchup, mustard and pickles — your burger is taking a trip to the Southwest and it’s coming back with a makeover. Juicy burgers are grilled to perfection and topped off with a corn salsa mixed with bell peppers, lemon juice and olive oil and a chipotle-spiked mayo that adds an unmistakable sweet and smoky burst of flavor.

Get the recipe: Chipotle Corn Burger

Get more of Food Network’s burger recipes from Grilling Central.

Food Network Star Premieres This Sunday

by in Shows, June 3rd, 2011

food network star finalists
Back in early April, we gave you a look at the new set of contestants on season seven of Food Network Star. Since then, you’ve cast your pre-season predictions in the Fan Forecast Vote and have watched a sneak peek of the show on the Star homepage.

Now, the time has finally come to indulge in Food Network’s number one series: This Sunday, Food Network Star premieres with bigger personalities and unforgettable star-power.

Join us for a live Twitter viewing party with Entertainment Weekly and special guest stars starting at 9pm/8c; use #star in your tweets.

Tune in: Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern/8 p.m. Central


Recipe of the Day: Giada’s Chicken or Steak With Balsamic BBQ Sauce

by in Recipes, June 2nd, 2011

chicken with balsamic bbq sauce
If you’ve never made your own BBQ sauce before, you’re in for a treat. Here, Giada puts her Italian spin on a classic sauce by adding balsamic vinegar to the mixture, which adds a tangy layer of flavor.  Even better, it comes together in just 20 minutes. Keep this recipe handy all summer — it’s great on both chicken and steak.

Get the recipe: Giada’s Chicken or Steak With Balsamic BBQ Sauce

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It’s National Iced Tea Month

by in Holidays, June 1st, 2011

iced tea
June is National Iced Tea Month — so get out your tall glasses and ice cubes and celebrate the warm weather by pouring yourself a home-brewed glass of iced tea.

According to Food Network’s Encyclopedia, “Tea grew wild in China until the Chinese determined the leaves helped flavor the flat taste of the water that they boiled to prevent getting sick. All tea plants belong to the same species, but varying climates, soils, etc., combine in different ways to create a plethora of distinctive leaves.”

Whether enjoyed plain, sweetened, flavored or spiked, sip down this cool drink with one of these recipes:

Giada’s Sweet Apple Iced Tea
Thai Iced Tea
Ellie’s Lemon-Ginger Iced Tea With Berry Cubes
Iced Tea With Grenadine

Browse our picks for alcoholic versions after the jump »

Recipe of the Day: Guy’s Cuban Pork Chops With Mojo

by in Recipes, June 1st, 2011

cuban pork chops with mojo
Impress the family tonight with Guy’s Latin-inspired pork chops with a spicy rub and citrus marinade. While the total time of this recipe says it takes “1 hour 45 minutes” to make, don’t fret. The pork chops will marinate in the refrigerator for an hour, leaving you time to help the kids with their homework or to make a refreshing side salad like this Avocado Salad With Tomatoes, Lime, and Toasted Cumin Vinaigrette.

Get the recipe: Guy’s Cuban Pork Chops With Mojo

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FN Fan Bites: Iron Chef Jose Garces, Marcela on Jimmy Fallon and More

by in Food Network Chef, May 31st, 2011

jose garces
Iron Chef Jose Garces will participate in The Great Chefs Event in Philadelphia, Penn. on Tuesday June 14 in support of Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. Alex Scott, a young girl with a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma, founded the organization. Every year she opened a lemonade stand in front of her home with the proceeds going to benefit pediatric cancer research. Alex inspired people from all over the world, motivating them to hold their own lemonade stands and donate to her cause. In August of 2004 at the age of 8, Alex passed away knowing she had helped raise over $1 million dollars to help find a cure for the disease that took her life. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation has raised over $40 million towards fulfilling Alex’s dream of finding a cure by funding over 150 research projects nationally. If you would like to attend the event featuring Chef Garces visit: The Great Chefs Event.

Chef Marcela Valladolid stopped by Late Night with Jimmy Fallon late last week to whip up recipes perfect for the warm summer weather. Marcela taught Jimmy the fine art of sipping tequila and guided him through the steps of making a Mexican style burger. Watch the video clip: Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.

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Recipe of the Day: Turkey-Avocado Clubs

by in Recipes, May 31st, 2011

turkey avocado club sandwiches

After all the BBQ parties, salads and juicy burgers, try something a bit lighter for lunch today. Send the entire family off to work or school with this savory sandwich made with turkey, avocado and whole-grain bread. Mayo is swapped out for a lighter, healthier condiment with nonfat, plain Greek yogurt for a protein and fiber-packed meal.

Get the recipe: Turkey-Avocado Clubs

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